Cozy White Chicken Chili Recipe for a Warming Weeknight Meal

This white chicken chili is as cozy and comforting as a warm winter blanket, so it's a perfect chilly weather meal.

Updated January 2, 2024
White Chicken Chili

If you're in for a cold, chilly night, we have a chicken chili recipe that will warm you right up. There's something about snuggling with a bowl of chili while watching your favorite movies or reading a good book. Transform your dinner into a fun family night by arranging a toppings bar with various add-ins that make it enjoyable for everyone. 

How to Make Chicken Chili Recipe

This slow cooker recipe is super quick and easy. Set it in the morning and come home to its rich, spicy aroma and comforting goodness. The recipe is for 6 servings. 


  • 1 pound of cooked chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces (or shredded)
  • 1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans of white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 (4-ounce) cans of diced green chilies
  • 1 (11-ounce) can of corn, drained
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup whipping cream


  1. Combine all ingredients except the whipping cream in a slow cooker.
  2. Stir to combine evenly, then cover.
  3. Cook the chicken mixture on low for 8 hours or on high for 4. 
  4. Stir in the whipping cream before serving. 
Quick Tip

If you prefer more depth and creaminess in your chili, add 1 cup of sour cream. You can skip it if you would rather have a lighter, thinner chili.

Optional Garnishes

We love adding toppings to our chicken chili. Set up a toppings bar for your guests or family, or go the extra mile by preparing bread bowls. Here are some of our suggestions.

  • Sour cream 
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Parsley
  • Chives
  • Bacon bits
  • Green onions
  • Corn chips
  • Diced tomatoes 
  • Pico di gallo
  • Chopped avocado
  • Olives 
  • Cowboy caviar
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges

For bread bowls, use sourdough bread. Cut a circle in your sourdough bread and scoop the filling out. Fill the bowl with warm chili and top with your favorite toppings. Cut leftover bread into small cubes and toast them to use as croutons. 


If you have leftover chili, store it in an airtight container. Refrigerate for 3-4 days or chill in the freezer for 2-3 months. When reheating the chili, let it thaw before heating it up.  

Warm Yourself Up With This Chicken Chili Recipe

Give yourself a break and let your slow cooker cook this tasty chicken chili recipe. Set and forget, allowing the savory aroma to fill your house. And just like that, you'll have a delicious dinner or lunch ready to serve. 

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Cozy White Chicken Chili Recipe for a Warming Weeknight Meal